By David Nordby
The Brillion News
BRILLION – Few high school athletes experience a freshman season like the one recently completed by Brillion’s Megan Schuman.
Schuman played in all 24 games for the Brillion girls’ basketball team averaging 14.9 points per game and 7.6 rebounds per game, both team highs. Her freshman campaign culminated with a unanimous first team all-conference selection by Eastern Wisconsin Conference coaches.
“It’s a true honor and special to have others recognize my hard work and results. I was recognized with some awesome players and it was so cool to see myself recognized at the same level of player as them,” Schuman said.
Schuman proved to be a force on offense with a team high 53 shooting percentage. She consistently scored around the basket and at the free throw line, where she made 71 of 132 attempts. Schuman attempted just six three-point field goals, doing the bulk of her damage in the paint.
“My playing style is very fast-paced and involves a lot of aggressive moves to the basket,” Schuman said.
She scored 17 points in the team’s first game of the season, a 47-35 win against Reedsville on Nov. 19. Schuman said that game showed her she could compete at the varsity level.
“I played on several teams during middle school which helped me to develop my skills and play at a fast pace. I was nervous the first couple of games as I played against some great competition but throughout the season gained confidence,” Schuman said.
Schuman started playing competitively in third grade, but says it really started in her driveway when she was five-years old.
Please see the complete story in the March 27, 2020 edition of The Brillion News.